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Woman killed in hit and run

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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:43 am, Thu Sep 26, 2013.

An elderly woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident last Sunday in Elmhurst, police said.

Ju Cui Yu, 79, was walking her dog on Junction Boulevard and 50th Avenue when she was struck by a minivan, according to police. The van turned the corner and plowed into her. The driver then backed up and allegedly paused for a moment before speeding away as shown on the surveillance tape.

Yu was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where she later died.

The next day, police apprehended the suspect, David Rojas, 19, of Woodside.

The crime occurred a day before 22-year-old Steven Torres of the Bronx allegedly stabbed 69-year-old Ever Orozco of Woodside near the No. 7 train.

“It is unfortunate and unconscionable to learn that two violent crimes occurred in the same community just over a day from each other,” Council Member Julissa Ferreras (D-Corona) said. “My heart goes out to the family of both victims.”

Rojas was arrested on charges of leaving the scene.

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